PostHeaderIcon Blackboard work in Room 1 Ms. Downey’s Class

September 13th 2018

Today the boys and girls in Ms. Downey’s Class did a great job drawing themselves on the blackboards. Ms Downey’s effort was not so good as one boy said she looked like Frankenstein!!!

This year the whole school will be doing a new type of Cursive Writing. The boys and girls have been learning about Reading Letters and Writing Letters. Here they are practising writing letters on blackboards for the first time. Can  you work out which two letters they are practising?

PostHeaderIcon Ms. Downey’s Class love the story of The Kissing Hand

September 12th 2018

Ms. Downey read “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn to her class. Chester is a young raccoon who is nervous about going to school. His mother kisses his palm and tells him “whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, ‘Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.'”

The Kissing Hand

The boys and girls then traced around their own hands. They also drew lovely pictures of Chester Raccoon. These are hanging up outside the classroom so do come and have a look.

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The class kept the story a secret from their parents as they were making a surprise to bring home on Friday. With help they each made a handprint and stuck a heart on it to give to their parents to keep at home so they wouldn’t feel lonely too.

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Please ask your child to tell you the story. You can also find it on YouTube or storylineonline.

Don’t forget to kiss your child’s palm when you are saying goodbye in the morning and encourage them to kiss your palm too. That will help to keep happy smiles on their little faces throughout the year!

PostHeaderIcon Parents FREE Knitting and Crochet Classes!

We will be hosting free weekly knitting/crochet classes for parents in the school, starting Thursday September 20th. The classes will run from 9am until 11am. If you are interested pop into the parents’ room and let Shane know as spaces are limited!